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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 7/30/14 Working on Swap Painting of the Alien who went to Bali Hai and Easter Island
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Wendy Cevola 7/30/14 Working on Swap Painting of the Alien who went to Bali Hai and Easter Island
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-03-03 3:43 pm   Permalink

GROG I don't think so because with all that hair you looked fully dressed!
ebTiki you are a collector extraordinaire.

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I've copied it here again to keep this post together.


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jchaffin/the-innsmouth-fogcutter-tiki-mug-from-horror-in-cl/

Hi Friends, timing is everything and I like to keep tiki busy. So in addition to the Wish List I signed on to help out with Tiki Atari's innsmouth-fogcutter mug project on kickstarted.

If you go to the link above you may read the entire story of how and why he designed this mug, how to purchase it and how to acquire rewards.

I am a small part of it. I think he contacted me because of all the topless hula girls that have shown up in my work. Example of what I will be doing for him is that I'll change the girl so that she is topless. Another change will be in how they are glazed.

I am only a part of his reward program and he is paying me the same as if each of these mugs were on the Wish List. I am not a company so he doesn't get any bargains. That is why I agreed to sign on for this project. He is paying me for the mold I had to make to do his special rewards. Thank you Tiki Atari for asking me to be a part of your project.

This will not slow down all the Wish List projects I have in the works because his mold has to dry for a month. During that time I will be working on all the projects I have sculpted.

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Here is how I made the mold. Since I have posted so many series of making mold on my thread I cut down the number of photos. If I left you with a question please just ask.


The mug arrived on Friday February 28th at 2 PM. I opened the box in the Buzzy bedroom and examined it closely. Tiki Atari's work is under the label HORRORS IN CLAY. That is a perfect description of trying to mold this mug. The detail is incredible. It was designed on-line and sculpted/manufactured in plastic by a 3D printer. There was nothing on this mug that was able to be molded in plaster. All of it had undercuts or was too deep for the plaster to be pulled out of so I contacted Jonathan and told him what I would need to do. He said go for it.


On Saturday I began to add clay behind each part of the 3D parts either to eliminate the undercuts or bring it up so that it wasn't too deep. This shows how it looked after my clay additions dried. I then drew lines to show where each mold piece would be made.


On Sunday we got started at 6 am so that we could make the mold in one day. First I found a bottom board the right length. It was a bit wide but at the early hour we couldn't wake our neighbors with a rip saw so it had to be fine.

The lettering on the bottom was just right without any clay. To protect it from filling up I covered with letters with tape.


I added a rounded piece of clay to the top and to the bottom of the mug. One will be the opening for pouring the mold the other will be removed and filled with plaster as a mold piece. I'll show that at the end.


I saturated the mug with mold soap. I hoped this would prevent the clay I was about to add from pulling off the clay on the mug.
It did work.



I began to build up the clay on both sides to the lines for the first piece.


Once I had covered everything but the part of the mug for the first piece I added dents/locks with my finger.


We placed the box and added snakes to prevent leaks.


We mixed (always wear a face mask) and added the plaster. I patted the mug to remove air bubbles. This also shows how thick to mix the plaster. It should look like buttermilk on your hand.


Once the first piece was hard and warm we removed the box and I scrapped off the sharp edges.


I removed the clay from the sides.


I then built a wall of clay between the two sides and then we put the box on and snaked it. I did three layers of mold soap, letting is sink into the plaster each time before I blotted it off.


We poured two sides at once and before the plaster was too hard I carved in the locks.


Mold soap three times again.


I then removed the clay wall. Scrapped the sharp edges and did 3 layers of mold soap inside the gap. This piece would be very fragile if only it was poured.


So in addition to pouring where the wall had been we also poured a top slab. The slab will protect it.


We removed the box put on straps and turned the mold so the bottom was up. I dug out the clay.


I removed the protective tape


and after three preparations with the mold soap we poured the last piece.


I used my favorite kitchen tool to separate the mold pieces for the first time.


You can see that some of the undercut clay was pulled off by the plaster. It will dry and be brushed off.


I only missed one undercut and a 3 x 3 mm piece of plaster was pulled off. That area will just have extra clay and I will carve it down to match the mug.


We moved all the pieces to the kiln shed. As soon as I've sanded the Wish List projects and start to bisque fire them the heat from the kiln will help the fan to dry out this mold.


Dan's a sweetheart. He let me finish sculpting the last Wish List project while he cleaned up the entire mess. He even dressed up for all of you.


I couldn't begin to do this work without Dan. Thank you darling. Wendy



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-03-03 6:45 pm   Permalink

Cool step by steps

Dan-0 dancin wit da broom, classic


 
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-03-03 7:23 pm   Permalink

safety first...hula second.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-03-03 9:54 pm   Permalink

Dan....oh Dan....my garage needs to be cleaned out!!!! Bring the skirt.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-03-04 07:55 am   Permalink


hang10tiki

muskrat

VampiressRN

I read your comments to Dan and I loved hearting him chuckle, thank you.

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TikiWahini your Bob Fink has gone to Disneyland.

First off thank you for your artistic renderings of what you wanted your mug to look like were excellent. I did my best to copy them but there have been changes. Some I didn't notice until today. Example the E-Ticket is leaning the opposite direction.
Some things I couldn't do such as add the thumbs, they are hiding behind the ticket.

So here are the steps I took during five days to make your Bob.


As you all can see from these photos TikiWahini is an artist. She did these excellent drawings of the mug she wanted made.


When Bullet/kingstiedye heard I was going to make a Rat Fink he brought over some models.


I started to work on Bob Fink and NY Yankee Bob's hats on the same day. I started by casting two Christmas Ornaments as bases and then built them up from there.


I started from the bottom up. First the tail


and then the Bob Fink initials.


With the initials in place


I started on the adorable face. I used to carve Rat Finks into bars of soap when I was in the 6th grade.


I made the eyelids and


then the eyeballs.


Clay is very sticky and it's hard to make small things stick and at the same time let go of fingers and tools. So I start with a bar of teeth and then one by one press between then and then use a brush to smooth and close the gaps.


Now I leave this area and


move back to work on the tail.


The front is mostly done. I had not yet noticed that the tongue was too short.


Now for the E-ticket being held behind his back.


As I centered the hands I found the tail was not in the correct place so I chopped it off and moved it.


Now it was time to work on the Mickey Mouse hat.


I make keys and locks so that the pieces fit together rather than are just stuck on.


I cut the locks and stuck in the keys.


So now the ears are stable and the hat is ready to dry for awhile.


E-ticket and fingernails.


Disneyland on the hat.


I hope it's close enough.


Showing off his new long tongue.


Backside.


His name on the bottom.


He is now drying until it's time to sand and fine tune the lettering.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you all and from TikiWahini. Cheers, Wendy

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Posted: 2014-03-04 11:31 am   Permalink


Ooooooooo Wendy he is the Bob Fink of my dreams! You and I must have been pretty weird little girls, you know. I too loved rat fink as a kid and spent many hours drawing and putting together some of those old, awesome models. Your ability to translate one dimensional pics to a real life art object is enviable. Wish I had your talent! I can't wait to see him all glazed up! P.S. My first post on TC reserved for Wendy!


 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2014-03-04 2:52 pm   Permalink

Awesome Bob Fink!

 
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TikiHula
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Posted: 2014-03-04 4:12 pm   Permalink

Wow, just catching up with this thread after too many days away...

Loved looking at the kickstarter sculpt and seeing how you made the mold, Wendy. And the rat fink DL mug came out so good. I like the way you include all the elements, but 'make it your own' along the way. Love it.

And Dan looked so cute in his grass skirt and facemask You go dude!

Hang10 - not sure I'm going to make it to Caliente this year due to a few life changes going on this spring, but I'm sure we'll meet up soon!


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-03-04 4:30 pm   Permalink

Wendy- Bob Fink:now that's cool

TikiHula- hope to see ya someday soon


Jon



 
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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2014-03-04 5:33 pm   Permalink

ok, i'm officially jealous now. DAMMIT, I WANT ONE TOO! when's the next wishlist? great work as always, wendy.

 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-03-04 7:31 pm   Permalink

Great to see this awesome Bob Fink on Ed Roth's birthday!

 
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Posted: 2014-03-04 8:00 pm   Permalink

Ed Roth would roll over in his grave if he saw his rat fink in mouse ears, but I couldn't resist the pairing!

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-03-06 08:01 am   Permalink

Bob Fink is looking great- I always love hat lids (hatted lids? lidded hats?)- the Disneyland one is amazing (and thanks for the "lock and key" clay building tip- will have to remember that.

Thanks for more step by step mold making!

Dan. Oh, Dan.... I have nothing to say about your masked hula skirt sweep dancing... except to say that I am a supporter of the arts. And that new show, RiverDan:




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-03-06 10:00 am   Permalink

Tikiwahini thank you. It was a fun project, nostalgic and challenging. I really enjoying the Wish List because I get to see each persons mind at work. Bullet said you should print and frame you drawings. They were excellent. Hale Tiki did them for his engagement mugs and they helped me too.

Clarita I thank you and so does Tikiwhini because it was her vision.

TikiHula come join us for some fun starting tomorrow. Maybe Dan can do a little dance for everyone!


hang10tiki I think he is a hot little rat.

kingstiedye the next Wish List will come up near Christmas but nothing will be finished until 2015.

Big Kahuna he sure has a following. You should see kingstiedye's collection.

Tikiwahini I think he'd be honored that we all so love his creature. It's like Rat Fink goes on vacation.

TikiAno lock and key gives a lot more strength to your work. Dan loved his newest photo. Thank you very much.

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This is how I like to start my day, thank you all for your notes. We have started celebrating Dan's
March 8th birthday. We like to get those free deserts.

He got his newest favorite sandwhich


and then a red velvet Free cupcake.


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This Wish List project is for my friend Kele.
Here full Tiki Central name is WaikikianMoekele not an easy one!

She wanted a female Tiki Bobbie dressed up as Hello Kitty.


I decided to add arms


and to have the dressed up Tiki Bobbie holding a doll.


I just looked at these photos and


realized I didn't take any photos of the girly eyes, lips and hand that wrapped around the doll.


I guess I'll have to catch this up on another day.


It was quite a change to go from Bob Fink to cutsie Tiki Bobbie and her doll.


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That's it for now. Dan wants to play and this is his month. We always have long birthday celebrations.


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Posted: 2014-03-06 11:26 am   Permalink

Happy Birthday month Dan-0




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